The Malaysian women have ended their campaign at the 2018 Women’s Twenty20 Asia Cup as the wooden-spoonist.
Going up against top cricketing nations, the team were battered by their opponents in all their five games in the competition.
Earlier today, the team lost by 70 runs to Bangladesh at the Royal Selangor Club here.
Bangladesh, who qualified for their first final in the series, batted first and notched up 130 runs for the loss of four wickets. The chasing Malaysians, with Winifred Duraisingam hitting 17 runs off 35-balls, managed a mere 60 runs for the loss of nine wickets.
Despite the rout, it was the best performance by the Malaysians who were bowled out for 27 and 30 by India and Pakistan in their earlier matches.
Bangladesh, who had upset India in their group matches, will take on the Indians again in the final tomorrow at the Kinrara Oval.
Malaysia insipid performance begs the the question as to why the team even agreed to host or participate in the tournament.
Fellow South East Asian side Thailand, meanwhile chalked up their first ever win over a full-fledged member of women’s Test nation – Sri Lanka.
Their four-wicket win off the last ball was their first ever against Sri Lanka.
ALL MALAYSIAN RESULTS
India 169/3 Malaysia 27 (13.4/20) India won by 142 runs
Sri Lanka 136/3 Malaysia 46/7 Sri Lanka won by 90 runs
Malaysia 36/8 Thailand 37/1 (9/20) Thailand won by 9 wickets
Pakistan 177/5 Malaysia 30 (18.4/20) Pakistan won by 147 runs
Bangladesh 130/4 Malaysia 60/9 Bangladesh won by 70 runs
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